Military Family Programs

We support the Armed Forces, including active military families, Gold Star Families and military family survivors, veterans, and others, by providing these dedicated servicemen and women and their families with outdoor park experiences.

Military Family survivors hiking through Chucagh National Forest

The best way to benefit from and care for America’s beloved parks is to ensure that ALL people have access to them and appreciate their importance in our daily lives. Unfortunately, current park visitor demographics do not reflect the rich diversity of our country’s population. That’s why National Park Trust works every day to help communities around the nation feel welcome, prepared, and inspired to carry on the American tradition of enjoying and stewarding our public lands and waters.

The National Park Trust, in partnership with the National Park Service, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), U.S. Forest Service, Our Military Kids, Department of Defense, and the United Service Organizations, is providing meaningful and impactful park experiences for active military and gold star families across the country. These collaborations aim to encourage military-connected men and women and their children to discover and explore their local, state, and national parks and experience the educational and health benefits of the great outdoors while developing lifelong outdoor recreation habits.

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To learn more about our military family programs or how you can support this work, contact Ivan Levin, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications at